The Ghosts of Gettysburg
An exclusive L.P.I. Investigation
October 14 - 16
Join L.P.I. for a weekend of Paranormal Investigations in Gettysburg, Pa.
America's Most Haunted Place
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, has been flooded by reports of paranormal activity. From phantom cries of wounded soldiers to life-like apparitions, nearly everyone who's been there has been touched by its haunting spirits since the American Civil War.
Gettysburg was the site where Confederate and Union armies clashed on July 1, 1863. It turned out to be a three-day bloodbath that would change American history forever. When the canon smoke cleared, the Union soldiers had won, but nearly 5,000 horses and 50,000 men lay dead or dying. Many of the Confederate soldiers never received a proper burial. Now, more the 14 decades later, these unsettled spirits may still lurk in Gettysburg.
What can be said that has not been explained or documented by professional photographers and ghost hunters? Gettysburg is the most haunted place in the world. The tragic violence of death is well documented by its imprint left on the grounds. The events of instantaneous death have left a playback loop of voices, noises and images. The tape will continue until the energy wears out. If the death of one man can leave an imprint for years in a home or grounds then imagine 50,000 men.
On July 1, 1863, Confederate General Robert E. Lee led his troops from Northern Virginia up to south central Pennsylvania, to a small, rural town called Gettysburg. He was confronted there by Union General George G. Meade, and although a scrimmage had not been planned, a three-day battle suddenly ensued that was extremely violent and ultimately very bloody. The Confederates were defeated and pushed back to Virginia, but the battle resulted in over 50,000 American casualties, including one civilian casualty, a woman by the name of Jennie Wade who died when a stray bullet entered her window at the very beginning of the battle. It was a morbid massacre, and is considered to be the turning point of the Civil War even though the fighting would continue unabated for another two years. Because of the instances of brutal hand-to-hand combat and high number of deaths, it is believed that nearly all 40 miles of the Gettysburg battlefields are ripe with paranormal activity.
To this day there is insurmountable evidence during the day and night. The veils of Gettysburg are thin. It is believed that since many of the deaths happened so quickly that many men were left where they fell; their final resting place was not buried underground, their souls have never found peace.
There are also reports of malfunctioning cameras developing images that weren't actually there, such as apparitions of soldiers or weapons. Triangular Field, in particular, is one place where tourists will take pictures of the grassy field but will see only black when the film is developed.
Jennie Wade, the one civilian, is said to wander the house where she died along with the ghost of her father, who was institutionalized after her death and ended up passing away in the poor house. Several people have reported seeing a rugged man, barefoot, with a floppy hat and sloppy, ragged clothes on the rocks at Devil's den. According to Civil War buffs, this perfectly matches the description of the unkempt, poorly dressed Texans who were at Gettysburg fighting for the Confederate Army in 1863.
Friday October 14, will be LPI's turn to explore the other side. We will have an outdoor investigation lead by Joe Lawson, founder of LPI. His team will assist to uncover the veil between our world and the next with renowned astrologer and intuitive Maria Shaw Lawson. Avianna is another skillful intuitive trained by Maria Shaw and a powerful empath. Our tech and equipment editor Christopher Lawrence will add his own special abilities to connect and communicate through the veil. The place is the Michael Crist farm which was a make shift hospital. The site has been active for many years with reports of major activity.
Saturday October 15 will be the Gettysburg wax museum. The land sits on the battle of "Pickets Charge." You can probably imagine the death toll on this active foundation the museum is built on. Each site has room to accommodate many people and one large investigation. We encourage you to bring along your cameras, tape recorders or K2 meters. The Farm has reported Full body apparitions so make sure you bring along the nerves. Join the LPI team as you become more than just an observer but part of the team observing things you may not believe you are seeing.
Trust me, an experience is something you can not explain to other people. It is something you need to experience first hand. Follow us on Facebook at LPI and our website Mariashaw.com. We will update a detailed routine for the day along with more information about both places. If you have questions you can contact us via our Facebook page.
Note: From Mid Michigan, it is about a 7.5 hour drive. A very scenic, nice fall color tour! Or you can choose to fly in to a local airport. But we suggest you drive because it will be much more economical, especially you carpool. We can connect you with other people going.
Friday, October 14
4p.m. onward -Check in and join us for a Meet and Greet, going over the details of the investigations ahead.
6p.m. Dinner- Location TBA
9p.m. Michael Crist Farm- Investigators say this is a very active sight for paranormal activity, with full body apparitions revealed and people claiming they have been touched by spirits. This site is on the Battlefields!
Saturday October 15
Complimentary breakfast at hotel
1.) Our day begins at 11a.m. with a tour of the Jennie Wade House which was featured on many ghost shows. The house is located in the heart of the town, During the Civil War, soldiers warned Jennie and her family several times that they should leave the house because it was right in the middle of the battle. Jennie and her family refused to leave though. The house was hit by bullets several times...you can still see the many bullet holes in the brick walls. One of those bullets went through the kitchen door around 8:30 AM and struck Jennie Wade below her left shoulder blade. She died instantly.
A good to movie to watch is called "The Jennie Wade House IS Haunted". It shows what security cameras have caught and personal experiences. As for me personally, when I did the tour I brought my EMF meter (it lights up and beeps when spirits are around). During the tour I was listening to the tour guide and forgot that in had it in my hand. As he was telling Jennie's story, I felt something ice cold touch my left hand. It actually set off my EMF meter and it started beeping like mad. Was it an orphan child of the war trying to take my hand? Or maybe Jennie herself, trying to reveal that she is still in the house. Her act of kindness, feeding the troops, lead to her own demise.
2.) Afterwards, Joe Lawson will lead us to the Haunted Sach's Covered Bridge
One of the places closely associated with the Civil War is a 100 foot long covered bridge called Sachs Bridge and now the paranormal activity there makes it one of the most haunted places in America. Visitors have claimed to feel a heavy sadness when at the bridge as well as a strong feeling that they are unwanted there and there is heaviness in the air there that cannot be denied.
There is a story containing a darker side to the bridge as well. The story is of 3 men hung from the rafters there. Some research I have read tell of 3 Confederate soldiers caught as spies and hung. Some claim that the three soldiers were deserters and hung and one claims that it was three men caught stealing and hung. The only thing for sure is that these men were hung from the rafters of the bridge and left to die. Pictures taken from the bridge at night have shown strange orbs and streaking lights in them that were not there to the naked eye. There have been claims of hearing cannon and gun fire from the fields around the bridge as well as apparitions and sounds of running horses. There have also been reports of screams, footsteps coming across the bridge and strange mists.
On a personal note, I myself heard a man calling out for help at the river bed. I kept asking him to tell me where he was and I would help him. All I got was more cries for help from the river bed. (Joe Lawson)
3.) Battlefield Tour at your Leisure –Maps available in town. You can spend hours on the battlefield sites. The energy there is so strong that most people with even a slight sixth sense can pick up the energy.
4.) Shopping downtown Gettysburg at your leisure
The quaint shops range from antique to gift shops to war memorabilia you can find nowhere else. The Lincoln Diner is also downtown.
5.) 9p.m. Gettysburg Haunted Wax Museum Investigation-The American Civil War Wax Museum has become a Gettysburg Landmark since opening its doors on April 19, 1962. The museum contains over 35 scenes from the battle, and over 300 life-like wax figures. The museum has given over 8 million visitors a better understanding of the cause and effect of the civil war, however few visitors have had the chance to explore the wax museum after dark, after the attraction doors have closed, and locked for the night. Some of the museum staff have shared that they themselves have experienced strange unexplained phenomenon while there alone; everything from inanimate objects moving on their own, to doors slamming, to muffled whispers in the dark. Do you dare to investigate the dark and haunted corridors while coming face to face with those life-like figurines from your childhood nightmares?
This is already creeping me out! Should be an interesting investigation!!!
Sunday October 16
Complimentary Breakfast and Informal Reveal/Share Evidence - TBA
More Battlefield Exploration at your leisure
Your weekend includes two night accommodations in a non smoking double bed room, with complimentary breakfast each day, tickets to the Jenny Wade House, two investigations at historically haunted sites and a guided tour of the Sachs Bridge.
If you are planning on coming in Thursday night, Joe and Maria will be in town and invite you to share in a special ghost walk Thursday evening. The ghost walk will be FREE if you sign up for this trip by September 10th. Other wise there will be an additional charge for the ghost walk.
Prices for the Gettysburg Tour
Limited Space! Call 810-659-6886 today to secure your space. We always limit the number of participants on our investigations so everyone has an "experience".
1 person - $399
2 people in room - $299 per person
3 people in room - $270 per person
4 people in room - $255 per person
We have 3 double rooms available at this price that can fit 12 people (4 in each room)
The price goes up by $60 per room (not per person) after these sell out. So please call today!